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Parna Mehrbani and Eric Beach Host Employer Briefing on California Consumer Privacy Act

On March 14, Tonkon Torp attorneys Parna Mehrbani and Eric Beach hosted an introduction to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which goes into effect on January 1, 2020.
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Blerina Kotori Participates in OEN “Ask the Attorney” PubTalk

On March 13, Tonkon Torp employment law partner Blerina Kotori was a panelist at the “Ask the Attorney” PubTalk hosted by the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network.
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Tonkon Torp Attorneys Provide Legal Overview at TiE XL Bootcamp

On March 4, attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Entrepreneurial Services and Labor & Employment practice groups spoke to Oregon startups participating in the TiE Oregon XL Bootcamp.
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Oregon Equal Pay Act Briefings

In March, employment law attorneys Kristin Bremer Moore and Lindsay Reynolds hosted two briefings on the Oregon Equal Pay Act, which largely took effect on January 1. The events were held to help Portland employers understand the key provisions of…
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Founder of ZOOM Shares His Startup Journey at March Tonkon Talk

At the March 6 Tonkon Talk, the firm’s Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group hosted Dave Sanders, M.D., former CEO and Co-Founder of ZOOM+Care. He shared stories and lessons learned from the founding, growth and sale of ZOOM.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2019 Classic Wines Auction

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the 35th Annual Classic Wines Auction (CWA) on March 2. Steven Wilker managed our table attendance at the event and coordinated the sponsorship in his capacity as a CWA board member.
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Drew Hagedorn Moderates Keynote Panel for AGC Annual Meeting

Tonkon Torp partner Drew Hagedorn moderated the opening keynote panel at the annual business meeting of the Associated General Contractors Oregon-Columbia Chapter. The panel, "Oregon’s New Political Landscape: What Does it Mean for Our Industry in…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2019 PILP Auction

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the February 23 Lewis & Clark Law School 28th Annual Public Interest Law Project (PILP) Auction. Alex Tinker led Tonkon's involvement with the auction and attended along with fellow Lewis & Clark alums Stephanie Grant and…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2019 ACLU Liberty Dinner

Tonkon Torp was a "Guardian of Freedom" sponsor at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation of Oregon's annual Liberty Dinner on February 22. Sarah Einowski organized Tonkon's participation with the dinner and attended along with Steven…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 28th Annual CEJ Awards Luncheon

Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the 28th Annual Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ) Awards Luncheon on February 21. Darcy Norville led Tonkon's involvement with the event and attended along with nine others from Tonkon Torp.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2019 JRCLS Conference

Tonkon Torp was a gold sponsor at the 2019 J. Reuben Clark Law Society (JRCLS) Conference February 14-16 in Seattle, Washington. Jeff Bradford led Tonkon's involvement with the event; he serves on the JRCLS Oregon Chapter Board of Directors as…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2019 OHBA Award Dinner

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the 13th annual Oregon Hispanic Bar Association (OHBA) Award Dinner on February 15. Tonkon's involvement with and attendance at the event was organized by the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2019 OLSPIF Auction

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the February 15 Oregon Law Students Public Interest Fund (OLSPIF) auction and dinner. The OLSPIF is a nonprofit run by and for students of the University of Oregon School of Law. Their mission is to enable law student…
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Tonkon Talks Provides a Roadmap for CA Consumer Privacy Act

The February 6 Tonkon Talk guided business owners through the pending implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which passed in 2018. Parna Mehrbani and Eric Beach provided background on the legislation, explained how broadly…
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Melany Savitt Discusses PERM for NW Immigration Law Conference

Melany Savitt was a featured speaker at the NW Regional Immigration Law Conference on February 14 at Seattle University School of Law. Melany's session was entitled "Advanced PERM and PERM-Based I-140 Issues."
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Kristin Bremer Moore Speaks at NW Agriculture Show

Tonkon Torp partner Kristin Bremer Moore led a seminar on wage and hour issues in agriculture at the Northwest Agriculture Show. After reviewing the rules laid out in the Fair Standards Labor Act (FLSA), and the Oregon and Washington wage and hour…
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A New Year of Tonkon Talks Kicks Off with Discussion on Business Scaling

At the January 9 Tonkon Talk, the firm’s Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group hosted Deepa Seshan, President of Kindle Consulting LLC. Her talk focused on helping startups scale up in a supportable manner.
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Tonkon Torp Hosts OBI Digital Health Mixer

Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group co-hosted the premiere OBI (Oregon Bioscience Incubator) Digital Health Mixer on January 17. David Forman offered words of introduction at the event and attended along with several attorneys from…
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Rocky Dallum Speaks at SEDCOR Forum

On January 9, Tonkon Torp attorney Rocky Dallum provided a legislative preview at the Strategic Economic Development Corporation (SEDCOR) forum. Oregon’s 80th Legislative Session convenes on January 22. Rocky reviewed the major issues being proposed…
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Business Immigration Attorneys Host Annual Employer Briefing

On December 7, Tonkon Torp Business Immigration lawyers Alan Perkins, Turid Owren, Melina LaMorticella, and Melany Savitt hosted their annual year-end briefing for employers to review business immigration changes in 2018 and forecasts for 2019.
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